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Sean Irvine, P. Eng. CLP
Managing Director

Sean Irvine, P. Eng. CLP

Managing Director, Mojo Ventures


Sean Irvine is the managing director at Mojo Ventures. Within Mojo Ventures, he leads the consulting practice and a small investment fund.  In addition, he supports due diligence work at several other investment organizations in Canada and the US.  He also has corporate governance/board of director experiences including small technology companies, a venture capital firm, and several not-for-profit organizations.

He leads a consulting practice that helps executives to build effective competitive strategies and operational plans.  He coaches leadership teams using an array of simple tools to streamline decision-making and takes on special projects. To support this work, the company performs best-value for money analysis to maintain a network of growth advisors, digital marketing advisors, financial advisors, and intellectual property professionals.

As an academic for over 18 years, Sean taught at the University of British Columbia. He taught MBA students Intellectual property & Business Strategy, and in the Master of Engineering Management Program, he taught Intellectual Property & Technology Commercialization.

As a public servant, Sean held various federal government management roles ranging from delivering due diligence for large fed-prov infrastructure investments such as the BC Cancer Agency building, or drafting Ministerial briefings on cross-border tax policy. He served at the Canadian Patent Office where he issued over a thousand Canadian patents, spent a decade at Industry Canada investing in western Canada's life sciences industries, and then spent half a decade at Fisheries and Oceans Canada investing in sustainable aquaculture.  From political briefing books to management accountability frameworks and province-wide stakeholder communications, he has been there.

As an engineer in his early career, he managed complex construction projects in the field such as the installation of the first underground municipal services in Iqaluit under permafrost conditions. Since then, he has worked on many technology development efforts ranging from managing technology roadmaps to managing a software development team. He has broad project management and change management experience derived from managing people and running teams for over 30 years.

Sean is a skilled negotiator having led labor negotiations, real estate transactions, technology transfer transactions, and more. He is a skilled communicator having delivered investment pitch decks and industry-wide community engagements. Sean has crafted and delivered many sales and marketing messages over four decades. Storytelling and win-win negotiations are in his DNA.

Finally, Sean enjoys spending time as an Executive in Residence at the Foresight Cleantech Accelerator in Vancouver supporting “green tech” entrepreneurship across Canada.  He lives in North Vancouver with his wife, two daughters, and his guitar.



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